Texas Music Hall of Fame singer-songwriter and musician Powell St. John performed in Austin in the early Sixties with the Waller Creek Boys, a folk blues trio that included Janis Joplin (who later made a hit of Powell's song, "Bye, Bye, Baby"). He founded the iconic Austin band, St. John and the Conqueroo (later just the Conqueroo), and wrote six songs for the 13th Floor Elevators’ first two albums. In the late 60s he moved to San Francisco, where he founded the country/psychedelic/blues band, Mother Earth with Tracy Nelson. Since 2006, Powell has worked with members of Roky Erickson’s former band, The Aliens, performing live shows and making annual appearances at the SXSW Music Festival. He lives in Northern California.
Charlie Prichard grew up in San Antonio where he played with Michael Murphy (now Michael Martin Murphy) in a jug band called Tom Swift and His Electric Grandmother. He played lead guitar, bass, and vocals for the Conqueroo, the legendary Austin band that fused rock with blues and other roots music -- and a touch of psychedelia. They were a mainstay at the Vulcan Gas Co., the historic Austin venue that predated the Armadillo. Charlie and the Conqueroo moved to San Francisco where he later played with Cat Mother, a band that toured with Jimi Hendrix. Charlie, who lives in Austin, has worked with artists ranging from Doug Sahm and Mance Lipscomb to Carolyn Wonderland.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 56:45.